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Old 01-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Thumb Missouri 2012 Swinging Bridges Ride ***May 5th-6th***

Missouri 2012 Swinging Bridges Ride***May 5th - 6th***



Tracks are here

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...2#post17961542










Here we go again.

Plus it's the 5th year for the ride.

Cinco de Bridge-o....or something like that

We'll run last year's route - works out the best.

Tracks are here....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=674934

Start in St. Clair, MO like last year and run it backwards. See below for the Friday night Hotel info. Folks can leave their trucks there for the weekend if they are staying there on Friday night. Biscuits and gravy for breakfast in the morning to get you going.

Make sure you have someone to ride with that has a GPS....also Self sufficiency is the Key to Success....tubes, tools, GPS, Maps, snorkels, etc.....

Here's some historic info on the bridges:

http://www.millercountymuseum.org/bridges.html

Here's the previous year's rides...

2008 Ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=Missouri

2009 Ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=Missouri

2010 Ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=swinging

2011 Ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=swinging

I think last year was one of the best rides. What a great group of people. I laughed pretty darn hard hearing the stories from all of the groups on the ride Saturday. Hopefully everyone can take that Bald Knob track that goes south of Bunker....it's the best part of the trip.

Sticker is in the making. Too many good pictures from last year....Hmmmm - which one did I choose for the design? ......

Stay safe and dry this year........


Friday Night Hotel- May 4th
Budget Lodging
866 S I-44 Outer Road
St. Clair, MO
636-629-1000

Mention the ride when you make reservations.

Saturday Night Hotel - May 5th
Best Western. Phone number is 573-336-4299
When you call them make sure you get $12 off if you mention the ride. You can cancel 24 hours in advance if you can't make the ride.

For those that want to camp - here's the link http://www.layzday.com/

There is also a primitive camp spot as a waypoint in the file.

and ribs at the Elbow Inn .

Fuel Stops.....I would make sure you have a 130 mile range.

Sunday you have to stop at the Church Picnic in St. Anthony. If you leave about 7:30am or so from the hotel....it works out to get there when they open at 11:00 am....Fried Chicken, roast Beef, all the fixins, and Pie.

Let's see who's in. I'll keep track.
I'll meet you in St. Robert at the Hotel with stickers.......so I can hear the stories

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Can't wait!

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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I'll Be there!!

Count me in!!
P.S. Gary, I'll ride the Strom if you change your mind and want to try out the DR for a weekend....
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #6
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I better not miss it this year.
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3rd year in a row that prior plans are preventing this for me. 1st 2 were work and this year it's the Knoxville half Ironman. Moving to connecticut in Jun so I guess it was meant for me never to ride this.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #8
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Count me in!!
P.S. Gary, I'll ride the Strom if you change your mind and want to try out the DR for a weekend....
Thanks Kevin - I've had a few offers...I'll see what transpires....
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #9
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I just took a close look at the calendar and I am out this year. Have fun and keep the rubber side down and the air intakes above the water line!
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Count me in on the KLR. I will have to cut it short on Sunday due to my early start time on Mondays at work. Ken
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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Unfortunately I can't do the ride on the proper weekend. I am moving to Ft Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, but will be doing it the 1st or 2nd weekend in April if there is someone who can't do it in May wants to take along. I will be starting from the mid point and returning to Ft Leonard Wood spending the night at the start point hotel on Saturday night. Basicly Sundays ride and then Saturdays ride, Saturday and Sunday if you understand. Most likely Easter weekend. I have a four day weekend and that gives me two weeks to clean the bike for shipping.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:35 PM   #13
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To tough for a returning rider?

How difficult is the ride? Would it be suitable for a returning rider? I've looked at the threads from years past and it looks like a nice weekend ride unless there is above average rainfall. If it rains then the watercrossings look a little tough.
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How difficult is the ride? Would it be suitable for a returning rider? I've looked at the threads from years past and it looks like a nice weekend ride unless there is above average rainfall. If it rains then the watercrossings look a little tough.

You will be fine. Even if we do get rain and the water crossings are high you can go around them. There is not anything on this ride that is not doable. I am still tossing around the idea of riding the Tenere this year and it will still have the 90/10 tires on it.

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How difficult is the ride? Would it be suitable for a returning rider? I've looked at the threads from years past and it looks like a nice weekend ride unless there is above average rainfall. If it rains then the watercrossings look a little tough.

Most of it is not to bad and there is almost always a bypass if it gets crazy. I rode in 2010 on a Ulysses with less than a year of offroad riding. What do you plan on riding?
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